Museum Details

Name:University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Street Address:33rd and Spruce Sts
Country:United States
Staff Contacts:Dir: Dr. Richard M. Leventhal 215-898-4050 fax 215-573-9369; Keeper of Collections: Dr. Janet Monge (Phys Anthr)
Quality of Online Info:Website under construction; Floor Plan links to Mesoamerican Gallery overview, which describes in detail the Mayan culture and museum art objects
Focus:MESOAMERICAN GALLERY: objects from Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica; Maya objects include stelae and altars from Caracol and Piedras Negras, pottery from Guatemala, shells from Piedras Negras; Jaina figurine and textile from Guatemala; Stela 14 from Piedras Negras, Stelae 6 and 16,and a sculpted altar from Caracol; Stone shield with representation of Fire God from Copan, figurines, painted clay vessels
Source:Grube, Nikolai, ed. Maya: Divine Kings of the Rain Forest. Cologne: Konemann, 2000. 452, 455. Schulze, Marco and Boris Eggers, eds. Museums of the World. 11th Rev. and Enl. ed. Volume 2. Handbook of International Documentation and Information Series. Volume 16. Muchen: K.G. Saur, 2004. 787. U of Utah Libraries.